Airbnb lists the ten cities with the most bookings over Labor Day weekend 2022
You might think that Thanksgiving and the December holidays mark the peak time for Airbnb traffic, but last year September 4, 2021 dominated the calendar, with the highest number of Airbnb check-ins in US destinations. Now that Labor Day is once again in our sights, the stay company is sharing its list of the most booked cities for this holiday, based on the most nights booked for the long weekend.
Interestingly, Airbnb says more and more travelers are using the Labor Day long weekend as a solo trip, a chance to recharge batteries without attending picnics, parades and barbecues. Holiday weekend single travel bookings are up more than 20% compared to 2021.
So where are Americans going in September?
The first is a city in the heart of the country, Columbus, Ohio, where there is plenty to do for nature lovers and animal lovers with a large zoo and an African safari animal park.
Raleigh, North Carolina is second on the list, an ideal destination for chocolate and beer lovers.
Third, Tampa, Florida, where the beaches may be calmer on this late summer weekend.
Fourth is North Kingstown, Rhode Island, a beautiful historic town on Narragansett Bay.
Fifth, Jacksonville, Florida, where you can follow the Jax Ale Trail with your favorite drinking friends to earn passport stamps and, ultimately, merchandise.
Sixth is Cambridge, Massachusetts, where museums abound and where you can get a scoop of what some say is the best ice cream in the world.
Seventh is San Francisco, California, where you can meet up in between family time — it’s supposed to be the best city for dating.
Eighth is Reno, Nevada, where casinos set in spectacular scenery make for a fun visit.
Ninth is St. Petersburg, Florida, where you can catch a Tampa Bay Rays Labor Day game against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field (bonus: a 35-foot tank full of rays, free for all fans)
And Charleston, South Carolina, comes in at number ten, with riverside strolls and oyster roasts to extend the long weekend even further.
Thinking of booking for a weekend? Don’t forget to thank the union leaders for fighting to get us two days off a week in the first place.
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